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the sequestration deadline is fast approaching. what it could mean for trading this week. in today's cover story....boeing sets forth to fix its troubled dreamliner batteries. bp heads to court today. 3 years, and billions of dollars in damages later.what to expect from civil trial . a glut of legal eagles... are creating a crisis for law schools. first business starts now! you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas good's monday, february 25th.i'm angela miles. in today's first look:friday watch on this monday last friday.. the dow rallied more than 100 points.
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the dow as staged a friday rally every week so far this year.this coming friday however, could get interesting as sequestration could take affect pumped up gas prices ... the national average for a gallon of unleaded jumped from $3.64 cents to $3.78 mortgage rates are on the rise.the 30 year fixed climbed to 3.56% could stir up or slow down home buying. the 15 year remains the same at 2.77% politics and money could make up a big part of today's trading session. daniel stecich of tjm institutional services joins us on the show. good morning to you. > >good morning. > >let's start with the united states. we have the sequestration question. what will it mean for traders today? > >here's what i'm thinking the sequestration thing will do--- in the long run, i'm not to worried about it. i think the market will still grow. i don't think it will have a tremendous
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impact on our gdp. but in the short term going up until friday when we see some sort of a decision one way or the other. if they don't look like they're coming to a resolution, the market is going to get a bit scared and you're probably gonna see a bit of a pullback. for two reasons---one the sequestration issue and secondly the markets rallied quite a bit. i won't be surprised to see somewhat of a pullback. > >across the pond, italy is wrapping up an important election that could be key in europe. what will that mean to trading? > >it's a little early to take any subtance out of it right now. i wanna see how this plays out and what impact it's gonna have on the eurozone if any and then we'll work from there. in the bigger picture, again, i don't think any eurozone issues are gonna have a great deal of impact on our markets but it will have a little bit. again, a temporary blip one way or the other. we'll have to see how this plays out. > >what sectors will you be watching? including maybe the cattle situation with sequestration? > >just looking at the equities in general i'd like a pullback.
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the materials have broken down a bit. i think i would look at the materials as one area to maybe start investing in. i believe we're at the start of a decent recovery here and if they can get over this stuff in the short term the material sector should do well. > > good to have you on the show. have a great trading day daniel. > >you too. thank you very much. here we are down to 5 days before across the board spending cuts -- known as sequestration, could become a reality. president obama heads to virginia tuesday, where he will deliver a speech at newport news shipbuilding -- which produces "navy" ships. cuts to the nation's defense budget could top 45 billion dollars. > >"i have been very clear, these kind of arbitrary budge cuts will have an adversarial effect..... on our military rediness." if there is no deal out of congress... there will be a total of 85 billion dollars in automatic cuts. those reductions could slow air
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traffic, as security and airport maintenance workers are forced to go on leave. cme group tells the chicago tribune-- sequestration could also effect cattle trading and more. livestock and dairy trading contracts depend on the u.s. ag department's inspections. meanwhile, gop lawmakers characterize tax increases as a "nonstarter" to the debate. lawyers gather today in new orleans for the civil trial against b-p. it's been just about 3 years since the explosion aboard the deepwater horizon rig-- that sent oil spewing for months into the gulf of mexico. billions of dollars are on the line for businesses and residents affected by the spill along the gulf coast. "this is a great opportunity for the obama administration to hold bp accountable for the problems that it is causing today and the additional problems that will reveal themselves over the coming decade. we know bp can afford it it and it's just going to hold them accountable and do justice for the people and wildlife of the gulf of mexico."
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b-p faces a penalty of more than $21-billion dollars for the equivalent of nearly five million barrels of oil spilled. an attorney tell us bp is likely looking for a reduced penalty. "they always ended up starting off with huge numbers and then went down from bp is gambling that history is going to repeat itself, and the extent of the damage it's going to be facing is lower than it is." back in november bp agreed to a $4 billion dollar penalty in its federal criminal case. in our cover story---the fix for boeing's troubled 7-8-7 dreamliner that's become more like a headache---may be a bigger box for the battery. there's obviously more to it, but that's where a team from boeing started when discussing fixes with the f-a-a. for a month and a half, overheated batteries have kept the entire fleet of 787s-- boeing's latest aircraft on the ground. now, sources say boeing's plan to get them back
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in the air is to place more ceramic insulation between the battery's eight cells. it'll make the battery bigger, requiring a bigger box and more insulation to keep fire from escaping. boeing hopes to finish tests in april. "that's earlier than i thought. // anytime it's before the may or june timeframe is positive from my perspective." the remedy's aim is containment. that word also applies to the public relations dilemna boeing's faced since a fire and subsequent grounding of 787s in service. boeing's released this video of an uneventful two-hour 19-minute test flight in seattle--- along with statements of cooperation. but if seven airlines can't fly the 50-planes delivered so far...what then? "boeing's going to be on the hook for this one for awhile. i think they'll make some sort of concession to customers, maybe discounts on future purchases. something will be worked out." it's up to the f-a-a to lift
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the order grounding the aircraft.united airlines announced a contingency plan to use other aircraft on anticipated 787-routes into june. a decision about detroit's "financial emergency" could happen this week. the governor of michigan may appoint an emergency manager to run the motor city. although it's reported several people are declining the job before its even available. detroit is struggling under $327 million dollars of debt, a declining popultion declines, and retirement fund that's short $14 billion so far, the mayor has proposed reforms for the city. and, the governor has said no to a bailout. lawmakers are making strides on a bill for immigration reform. the team of eight bipartisan lawmakers crafting the bill will gather this week. its follows a series of meetings between business and labor
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leaders.those groups have now outlined principles for how businesses will adapt to immigration changes. members agree that the country needs a new worker visa program.and also stressed the need to create a federal bureau to monitor labor needs within the u.s.while the meetings resulted in some solutions, lawmakers say more progress is needed. the u-s government is in the race for justice against lance armstrong. the department of justice joined a civil lawsuit to reclaim the $30 million it paid to sponsor armstrong's racing teams. the government could claim fraud for armstrongs admitted drug use while riding in the tour de france for the u.s. postal service team. armstrong's attorneys say his contract did not specify bans on doping - and the postal service benefitted from its sponsorship. there's a new option for individual's called option-shop. it's designed for retail traders to use options to minimize their commodities risk. it's available online and alan knuckman who joined the firm as chief market strategist hopes it brings the convenience that's existed for equity options to individuals wanting to trade options on futures.
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"for the month of december, the first time in our history, electronic trading surpassed pit trading here and this is only going to continue and it will help out the retail trader. " the online futures broker has an educational component geared to help novices get started. it also includes a feature called "request-for-quote" which provides information to get better pricing for options spreads. ceo pay continues to draw attention. recent filings show david nelms, the head of discover financial services received a pay package worth $9.9 million dollars 2012. down 28%... because the value of his stock dropped to roughly 4 million over the course of the year. michael corbat-- the ceo of citigroup.. took home a $11.5 million dollars last year in compensation tied to the bank's performance. shareholders rejected a $15 million dollar pay package for former citi boss vikram pandit. bloomberg news also reports: ceos from jpm morgan, morgan
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stanley and bank of america did not receive cash bonuses last year. the disaster loan deadline for superstorm sandy survivors is looming. applications must be returned to the small business administration by wednesday, february 27. or submitted on the website at disasterloan-dot- sba-dot-gov-backslash-e-l- have some rates below one-point-seven percent for residents and four percent for businesses. walgreen has a new way to educate employees. with walgreen university students can earn credits toward actual degrees. the campus near it's deerfield, illinois headquaters includes a mock drugstore and more than 100 courses. walgreen executives and faculty from area colleges will lead the classes. the big reveal of the new look for wendy's happens this week.this is a sneak peek.the fast food chain's new logo will appear in ads, packaging, signs
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and crew uniforms. it still includes that famous portrait of wendy thomas, daughter of the restaurants founder dave thomas. turns out india has a sweet tooth for american-made chocolates. analysts say india is the 'fastest growing market for chocolate in the world.' the nation's growing palate for the sweet has u-s chocolatiers heading east. in the next 5 to 10 years cnn says it will be a top market for the treat. still to come why going a non traditional route with your retirement plans may be beneficial in the long run. thats later on. but first....once a solid career path, why the legal industry could be facing challenging days ahead. thats next.
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law schools are in a crisis
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situation. there is a sharp decline in the number of students applying and it's putting a strain on the schools. harold krent, dean of chicago-kent college of law is on set with us this morning. welcome to the show. > >thank you. good to be here. > >what are some of the factors that contribute to this problem? > >the legal industry is being restructured. there are technology reasons and also reasons of pressure from corporate clients that are just not willing to pay for the so- termed inflated bills that they've been seeing in the past. as a result, law firms are hiring maybe 50 percent fewer students than they used to hire. there is a trickle down effect. and that's being felt all across the country to the tune of a loss of tens of thousands of jobs nationally. > >is there a glut of lawyers right now? > >there's probably a glut of lawyers right now if you look at the number of new job openings for lawyers and expected students. some have estimated that there's going to be perhaps only one job opening for every two graduates in the next coming years. and that does
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spell a crisis or something close to one. > >here are some recommendations that are being made to possibly alleviate the situation including cutting the curriculum to two years at law schools, simplifying the bar exam, and allowing more on the job training. are these viable possibilities? > >i think they are. there has already been discussion in some states to move the bar exam earlier to allow students to go out and either extern with different firms or apprentice or network so they can find a job. i think that's a blessing. the problem with the two years of law school is that it will reduce money and opportunity costs for students but students will get less training. so they will be less able to meet the demands of this new reality in the jobs. one of the things about legal education is i think we're doing a better job ironically than they were 25 years ago in preparing students for the practice of law. its expensive and it takes time. and so we don't want to cut back that which we're doing well which helps prepare students for the marketplace.
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> >you are the dean of a terrific school. what are you doing at your law school? > >we are starting a couple of new programs. we have an incubator for those who want to have a small practice and actually we give them rent free space in order for them to develop their marketing and their ability to go out on their own. we started a compliance program. i think its the first one in the united states for law students who want to go into a job where you don't need a j.d. but the legal skills help prepare you for that kind of approach. > > good to have you on the show today. thanks for stopping by. that is harold krent, he is dean of chicago-kent college of law. still ahead retire your worries. new options for your retirement fund that may put you at ease. thats next. i wanted to be in the military since i was a kid.
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investors have more options of places to park money for their retirement fund. greg mcbride of is on set with us this morning with an idea or two. it's great to have you here in person. > >it's great to be here. thanks angie. > >thanks for stopping by. let's talk about this roth 401k ira idea that's new. what's happening there exactly? > >about half of employers that offer 401k plans also offer what's known as the roth 401k. which is just basically another option for people when they're making their contributions. rather than putting in the money before it's taxed and then having to pay takes in retirement when you take it out the roth is the opposite of that. you pay taxes now, but the withdrawals in retirement
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are tax free. > >but doesn't that mean a big hit up front for some people? > >if you're looking at converting some of your existing 401k balance into the roth 401k yes you will pay a big tax because all that money that previously hadn't been taxed now gets treated as taxable income. so i think that's going to be a hindrance to a lot of people being able to take advantage of it because you have to pay those taxes with money outside the 401k for it to really pay off. > >what are some other places then to put money? > >look at an ira. a lot of people think its either or between a 401k and an ira but the reality is you can and should have both. take advantage of your employer match on the 401k first but then look to maximize that roth ira as much as you can. > >what about people who are now reaching that retirement age. they have been putting away money faithfully and they have to draw down and they need a safe place to harbor some of that money but they are forced to take some of it out. > >taking the required minimum distributions but you don't need the money to spend. you
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don't have to spend it. you can put it into a savings account or something safe so that you have it when you need it. another option is have that money taken directly from the ira going into charity that way you evade any taxes whatsoever but still satisfy the requirement for that minimum distribution. > >and i know you're keeping your finger on the pulse of what's going on with americans these days. what's in your latest survey? > >only a little bit more than half of americans have more money in savings than they do in credit card debt and people's feelings of financial security did slump this month relative to where we were a month ago. net worth is really the only positive indicator we saw this month. > >that's going up. > >it is. thanks to the stock market and a rebound in housing. > >the stock market has been terrific. good to have you on the show greg. > >thanks for having me angie. still to come on first business... a trader who hopes to hit the jackpot with a gambling stock.
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you're looking at las vegas sands. is this stock worth the gamble? > >i think this is a great opportunity to get in. i've been looking at this one. it's been on my radar. mgm, wynn, and las vegas sands. in las vegas sands it did sell off on wednesday and thursday when the stock market sold off. but if you look on thursday, huge tail on the bottom. got down to 48 dollars. found some support down there. closed almost unchanged for the day then on friday someone came in and bought 17,000 of the made 52 and a half calls. i talked about this in my trading room. stock was trading 4985. once this broke the stock was off to the races. closed almost a dollar higher from there. i'm long for las vegas sands by buying the may 48 calls. > > so the people who bought those calls on friday at the 52 strike, they need that stock to go from $50 above 52 in order to make some money here correct? > >yes and no. as a option trader you can get out of an option position whenever you want and you can always hedge a position against stock. when the stock was trading 4985, someone came in a bought 17,000 of these calls. it was a 4 million dollar bet or gamble on las vegas sands. that bet paid
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off. they paid $2.05 for these calls. these calls went to $2.65 by the end of the day. this position is not closed yet but they have paper gains of almost $1 million so far. i think las vegas can get up to recent highs of 55. the 52 week high is $60. this also gets the earning catalyst so this is why i played the may options as well. the earnings are in april so you get it in the may options. that's why i wanted to play may. > >we're gonna follow up with you and see how that all works out. thanks andrew. > >thank you. we are out of time for this monday. coming up tomorrow... what small business owners need to know about fees for llc's. from all of us at first business thank you for watching... and have a great start to your week.

First Business
KICU February 25, 2013 4:00am-4:30am PST

News/Business. Angie Miles. (2013) New. (CC) (Stereo)

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